Mud IslandApprox. Time: 4 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Mud Island may be reached by walkway or monorail. Dubbed "Mud" due to its generation from mounds of silt deposits generated by the great Mississippi River. There's plenty to do and see on the island: meandering the River Walk, perusing the Mississippi River Museum ($8), souvenir shopping, and dining. Open 10am-5pm, spring and fall; 10am-8pm summer.